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  1. Anon
    February 1, 2017

    Do you get to ride in wearing a cowboy hat at least?

    Your post reminds me of my grandfather. When he was about five or six years old he actually saw Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show at Madison Square Garden. He was born in 1911. So this must have been around 1916 shortly before Buffalo Bill died. I remember him waxing poetic about this memory in 1973/74, when I was about eight or nine. It really left some impression on him, and thus on me.

    Funny what we remember, and what triggers our recall of those memories.

    Thank you.

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  2. MOK
    February 1, 2017

    Thanks for a tale that brings back some fine memories for this former “Flatrocker” and road warrior who spent 20 years out in NP. It is unfortunate that the Federal Courtroom is no longer available. I had a several memorable jury trials there. However, the Lincoln County District Court courtroom should have enough “size” to satisfy federal tastes and requirments.

    I don’t know if you were aware, but I am a law school classmate of now Judge Doyle and I agree with your comments – a fine fellow, indeed.

    Enjoy!

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  3. Jill P McMahon
    February 1, 2017

    May you have a peaceful heart this time, Judge.

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  4. Jim Tyre
    February 1, 2017

    Judge Kopf,

    First and foremost, don’t have another heart attack!

    But what metric are you using when you assert that the Eagleton courthouse is the largest in the U.S.? I’m not quickly finding info on the square footage of the Stanley Mosk Courthouse of the Los Angeles County Superior Court. But I know that it has 100 courtrooms in it. Does Eagleton top that? (Inquiring minds, you know.)

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    • Richard G. Kopf
      February 1, 2017

      Jim, GSA makes the claim, not I. All the best.

      RGK

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  5. JAV
    February 1, 2017

    Whenever I drive to see my parents I get to stop and see the World’s Largest Sandhill Crane (made of concrete). It’s also a good place to breath some fresh air and let my kid to get some pent-up energy out by running around.

    As much as anyone should feel proud of getting to live anywhere, I’m proud to live in the great plains, even those few years in NE, when I was very little.

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  6. Jeff
    February 2, 2017

    Judge Kopf, this piece is one of the most enjoyable travelogue writings I have ever read! You would make Mark Twain envious. I sincerely hope that your health stays excellent and that you decide to expand your travelogue into an entire book of similar stories. Best wishes, -Jeff

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    • Richard Kopf
      February 2, 2017

      Jeff, you are far too kind. But one thing is true. I have long loved The Innocents Abroad.

      All the best.

      RGK

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